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O'Reilly: Moore 'Lost Credibility' With Weak Response to Accusers

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By    |   Thursday, 14 Dec 2017 03:55 PM

Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate plagued by pedophilia allegations, lost Tuesday's election because he whined too much the press and leftist groups were to blame for the sleazy charges against him, Bill O'Reilly told Newsmax TV.

"He lost his credibility. He lost his reputation," O'Reilly said Thursday to John Bachman on "Newsmax Now."

"I think Moore lost because he wasn't strong enough in defending himself against the charges that he misbehaved around underage women. He just wasn't strong enough on it.

"He says he didn't do it, [and there's a] presumption of innocence, but I think there are a lot of voters who said he could've been stronger in defending himself, and I think that's why he lost."

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Alabama voters, who elected Democrat Doug Jones with a 20,000 vote spread, "were genuinely watching Moore and how Moore conducted himself," O'Reilly added.

"And he just wasn't convincing people that he was innocent. It doesn't matter what you say in your defense. It matters what evidence you provide. So, if it were me, and I had to do this in my own life, I basically say these are the facts, and I lay out the facts.

"And then I keep going to the facts. What his mistake was [is that] he diverted into 'well it's the press attacking me, it's the left wingers attacking me' . . . That can get you something, but it can't really win people over."

In November, The Washington Post reported Moore initiated a sexual encounter with 14-year-old Leigh Corfman when he was a 32-year-old district attorney. Other women also came forward to complain of alleged sexual assault and impropriety.

O'Reilly, who weathered a sex-scandal storm which led to his dismissal by Fox, told Bachman: "In the end, in the age that we live in, the media is smearing people every single day, and that's what people are hearing. So Roy Moore is one voice, the media is 1,000 voices, and it takes its toll."

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